Edmonton Notes for 8/25/2013

Here are my weekly Edmonton notes:

Matt Gibbs came up with the idea of the Edmonton Freezeway for his master’s degree thesis, and it recently won the top prize in the Coldscapes international design competition. The idea is to build a year round greenway and winter skating lane. Pretty neat idea! Here’s a video explaining the concept:

Here are some upcoming events:

  • Head down to Churchill Square tomorrow (Monday) at lunch for an epic ping pong battle! Mayor Mandel and EEDC’s Brad Ferguson will go head-to-head following a demo by the Edmonton Table Tennis Club and a series of local personality doubles matches featuring Brittney Le Blanc, Mark Connolly, Ryan Jespersen, Ryan Tumilty, Scott Johnston, yours truly, Graham Neil, and Linda Hoang. The event will be emceed by Donovan Workun and attendees are encouraged to wager loonie/toonie bets for charity. The mayor has chosen to support the Abbottsfield Recreational Centre Society, Brad has chosen to support Junior Achievement. See you there!
  • The U of A’s Office of Sustainability is hosting another Campus Sustainability Tour on Wednesday at lunch.
  • Symphony Under the Sky kicks off on Friday evening at Hawrelak Park!
  • Movies on the Square returns this weekend, with epic on the 30th and Goonies on the 31st.
  • We hope you’ll come out to our Parkade Party on Saturday evening! We’ve got lots of fun things lined up for the Vinci 103 Parkade between 103 Street and 104 Street just south of Jasper Avenue.
  • The New York Cosmos are in town on Sunday to take on FC Edmonton.
  • The Tour of Alberta takes place in Edmonton on Tuesday, September 3. The City is encouraging you to plan ahead because several streets in and around the downtown core will be closed to traffic that day. Expect major delays!
  • For more upcoming events, check out ShareEdmonton.ca. Enjoy your long weekend!

Thanks to everyone who came out to What the Truck?! at Louise McKinney Riverfront Park on Saturday evening!

Photo by Dave Feltham

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